May 19, 2023
UPDATE: Pensacola International Airport Operations Continuing Normally; Lighting Repairs Ongoing
12:20 p.m. Update: Both daytime and nighttime operations are continuing normally at Pensacola International Airport as crews continue to work on repairs to the airfield electrical system.
Pensacola International Airport resumed nighttime operations on Wednesday, May 17, operating with no flight cancellations Wednesday or Thursday. Nighttime operations will continue tonight, Friday, May 19. No additional impacts are expected to airport operations.
Travelers are encouraged to check their flight status at flypensacola.com/fly/flight-status. Any cancellation decisions are made by the individual airline, not by Pensacola International Airport.
- Runway lights on the north-south runway are operational. Lights on the adjoining taxiway are being tested, with a goal of having them operational today.
- Runway lights on the east-west runway are partially operational, with airport crews continuing to work on repairs. Lights on the adjoining taxiway are operational.
Another update will be provided once airfield electrical repairs are completed. Airport operations are expected to continue as usual.
Additional Information: Due to a runway and taxiway lighting outage earlier this week, Pensacola International Airport travelers experienced flight cancellations after sunset on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16.
Flights arriving or departing from PNS during daylight hours have not been impacted by the outage.
The runway lighting outage was caused by an electrical fire that was discovered early Monday morning, located in an underground duct bank that routes the wires through the airfield electrical system. The electrical fire was contained to the underground duct bank and extinguished itself once the circuit was turned off.
Pensacola International Airport thanks travelers for their patience as crews worked to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and resume normal operations.